The Big Broad Bombastic Super-hero franchise seems to be the only hope to save the movie-theatre business in India, at least for now.
The Hollywood studios have unleashed three super-hero flicks into theatres this week, hoping that the fugitive viewership would return to theatres lured by the larger-than-life designs of the spectacular stratosphere.
Be warned: only one of these three blockbuster-styled products is new. Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings which opens in four languages(English,Hindi Tamil, Telugu)is the brand new ‘Marvel’ of production design, more remarkable for its visual spectacle than an emotional density, Shachi is like a dip in icycold waters.Once you get into it , it feels pleasant enough.
After two consecutive back-to-back Bollywood fiascos Bell Bottom and Chehre, movie theatres are hopeful about the Hollywood spectacles.
“We are praying that Shangchi and F9 would do what Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar couldn’t. Shanchi specially is our big hope.F9 has been around since July and illegally available on the internet,” says a personnel in Mumbai from a multiplex.
Shangchi… is the first film from Marvel’s super-hero world to be helmed by an Asian director and with an Asian actor in the lead.Will it bring back the audiences?
The 9th Fast & Furious film has nothing new to offer. For the fans of the frenetic franchise it doesn’t matter what the plot is. So here ‘s dope on the plot of Fast & Furious9 : there is no plot. F9 is like a prolonged football match where the two sides are unable to identify one anther and the spectators are just as confused. The referee has gone out for some fresh air and never come back. Chaotic would be an understatement about what transpires for 2 ½ hours in F9. I did gather that Van Diesel and John Cema are blood brothers after each other’s blood for their father’s death. The narrative gives them no time to settle down to a bro-to-bro chat. It’s all about racing cars rather than gracing emotions.
As for Black Widow,Disney-Hotstar,in all its wisdom, kept the film on hold in India for two months. It is now streaming in India. But fans of the Marvel universe have already seen it .Too late too little.